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Mark Ewens, left, and Bill Barrett of the National Weather Service sample snow weekly to measure water content.

In the eye of the storm: For weather 'first responders,' flood season is a busy one

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GRAND FORKS - Lugging a large modified rain gauge, Bill Barrett of the National Weather Service stepped outside his office in Grand Forks on Thursday to collect snow from a trodden field.


He and Mark Ewens, data acquisition program manager, were tracking a key part of the flood forecast by checking the moisture content in the snow, also known as snow core to meteorologists.

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